IOV built the IOV Name Service (on Mainnet since October 2019 🚀), the registry for starnames.
What is a starname?
A starname is your universal username for the blockchain world.
It enables you to receive crypto-currencies or to log in to blockchain applications in a seamless way. Transferring value becomes fast and easy.
It exists 3 types of starnames:
iov starname This type of starname ends by *iov like veronika*iov. It is accessible for everyone.
premium starname This type of starname starts with * like *mycompany or *marta. It is used by company or people who wants to have an exclusive and personalized address.
business starname This type of starname contains * like antoine*mycompany. A owner of a premium starname can decide to create other business starnames and assign them to different departments.
Query the IOV Name Service resolver
The first and fastest usage of the IOV Name Service is to look up names in the IOV Name Service so that you can get the corresponding wallet address for your transaction.
- You can read here how to resolve a starname